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Executive Practical Connection Activity

At UC, it is a priority that students are provided with strong educational programs and courses that allow them to be servant-leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making. This assignment is a written assignment where students will demonstrate how this course research has connected and put into practice within their own career.

Provide a reflection of at least 600 words (or 2 pages double spaced) of how the knowledge, skills, or theories of this course have been applied, or could be applied, in a practical manner to your current work environment. If you are not currently working, share times when you have or could observe these theories and knowledge could be applied to an employment opportunity in your field of study. Ensure that these are applied in real life and i work in health care industry to apply these concepts.


  • Provide a 500 word (or 2 pages double spaced) minimum reflection.
  • Use of proper APA formatting and citations. If supporting evidence from outside resources is used those must be properly cited.
  • Share a personal connection that identifies specific knowledge and theories from this course.
  • Demonstrate a connection to your current work environment. If you are not employed, demonstrate a connection to your desired work environment.
  • You should not provide an overview of the assignments assigned in the course. The assignment asks that you reflect how the knowledge and skills obtained through meeting course objectives were applied or could be applied in the workplace.

Course Schedule

Weekly Unit


Assignments and Due Dates


Big Data analytics “Overview”

L. Zhao, Y. Huang, Y. Wang and J. Liu, “Analysis on the Demand of Top Talent Introduction in Big Data and Cloud Computing Field in China Based on 3-F Method,” 2017 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, 2017, pp. 1-3. doi: 10.23919/PICMET.2017.8125463

Uses of Big Data Analytics in Social Network Analysis

Welcome Discussion
Graded Discussion 1 (25pts)
*Failing to Participate in Week 1 may result in being dropped from the course.

Academic Honesty Pledge Signed

*Must sign this pledge to continue with the course

All assignments are due starting on the first Unit by Sunday night 11:59 PM


Application of Big Data tools in e-Healthcare

AYANI, S., MOULAEI, K., DARWISH KHANEHSARI, S., JAHANBAKHSH, M., & SADEGHI, F. (2019). A Systematic Review of Big Data Potential to Make Synergies between Sciences for Achieving Sustainable Health: Challenges and Solutions. Applied Medical Informatics, 41(2), 53–64. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true…

Big Data and the Internet of Things

Title: Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing Internet of Things: Opportunities, Challenges and Enabling Technologies

Dai, H.-N., Wang, H., Xu, G., Wan, J., & Imran, M. (2019). Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing Internet of Things: Opportunities, Challenges and Enabling Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2019.1633689

Discussion 2: Blockchain (25pts)

Week 2 Research Paper

Due: Sunday night 11:59 PM


Data Visualization (Storytelling)

Big Data Visualization: Allotting by R and Python with GUI Tools. (2018). 2018 International Conference on Smart Computing and Electronic Enterprise (ICSCEE), Smart Computing and Electronic Enterprise (ICSCEE), 2018 International Conference On, 1. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSCEE.2018.8538413

Impacts of Big Data on Business Intelligence

Integrated Understanding of Big Data, Big Data Analysis, and Business Intelligence: A Case Study of Logistics. Sustainability 2018, 10(10), 3778; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10103778

Discussion 3 (25 pts)

Week 3 Research Paper

Due: Sunday night 11:59 PM


Big Data Mining vs Analytics

Marcu, D., & Danubianu, M. (2019). Learning Analytics or Educational Data Mining? This is the Question.. BRAIN: Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence & Neuroscience, 10, 1–14. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true…

Challenges associated with Big Data

Hariri, R.H., Fredericks, E.M. & Bowers, K.M. J Big Data (2019) 6: 44. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40537-019-0206-3

Discussion 4 (25pts)

Week 4 Research Paper

Due: Sunday night 11:59 PM


Blockchain Overview

WALDO, J. (2019). A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Blockchain Universe. Communications of the ACM, 62(3), 38–42. https://doi.org/10.1145/3303868

Bitcoin Economics

PAVLUS, J. (2018). The World Bitcoin Created. Scientific American, 318(1), 32–37. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true…

Discussion 5 (25pts)

Week 5 Research Paper

Due: Sunday night 11:59 PM

Practical Connection Activity – Due Thursday!


Legal Protection for Bitcoin users in E-Commerce

Dickson, B. (2019). How to Keep Your Bitcoin Safe. PC Magazine, 37. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true…

Ruslina, E. (2019). Legal Protection for Bitcoin Users in E-Commerce Transactions. Journal of Internet Law, 23(4), 3–6. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true…

Application of Blockchain in Industry and Business

N. Mohamed and J. Al-Jaroodi, “Applying Blockchain in Industry 4.0 Applications,” 2019 IEEE 9th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2019, pp. 0852-0858. doi: 10.1109/CCWC.2019.8666558

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arn…

Discussion 6 (25pts)

Week 6 Research Paper

Due: Sunday night 11:59 PM

Practical Connection Activity – Due Thursday!


Blockchain and Tokenization

X. Li, X. Wu, X. Pei and Z. Yao, “Tokenization: Open Asset Protocol on Blockchain,” 2019 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Information and Computer Technologies (ICICT), Kahului, HI, USA, 2019, pp. 204-209. doi: 10.1109/INFOCT.2019.8711021

URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arn…

Limitations of Blockchain Technology

S. Sayadi, S. Ben Rejeb and Z. Choukair, “Blockchain Challenges and Security Schemes: A Survey,” 2018 Seventh International Conference on Communications and Networking (ComNet), Hammamet, Tunisia, 2018, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.1109/COMNET.2018.8621944


Discussion 7 (25 pts)

Final Portfolio Research Paper Due (200 points)


Future of Blockchain

A. Ali, S. Latif, J. Qadir, S. Kanhere, J. Singh, “Blockchain and the Furture of the Internet: A Comprehensive Review”, arxiv.org, URL: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1904.00733v1.pdf?


Check with instructor for last day of class and last day to submit assignment

Reflective Activity (25 pts)

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